John Wright

John Wright is the editor of OutSmart magazine. He has spent two decades in the mainstream and LGBTQ media. Most recently, he served as senior editor of Dallas Voice, and covered LGBTQ issues in the state Legislature for The Texas Observer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Wright earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He resides in the EaDo area of Houston, where he is currently remodeling a 1930s row house.
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Dan Patrick Claims Victory on Bathroom Bill, Even Though It Didn’t Pass

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick once accused the media of spreading “fake news” about his anti-transgender bathroom bill. Later, Patrick…

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OutSmart Wins 3 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club

OutSmart captured three Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club this week.

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WATCH: Anti-Gay Texas Mayor Complains of ‘Ass-Chewings’ over Recall Petition

GROVES — Mayor Brad Bailey had a profanity-laced outburst Monday, June 11 while discussing a petition to recall gay City…

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Minister at Anti-HERO Church Accused of Sending Nude Photos to Minors

By John Wright A student minister at an anti-LGBTQ Houston church has been arrested and charged with online solicitation of…

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Mayor Turner Directs Public Works Department to Repaint Houston’s Pride Crosswalks

City crews spruce up the rainbow for Pride Month.

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Hate Group Bullies Texas Town Into All But Eliminating LGBTQ Pride Month Display

By John Wright A Central Texas town’s Pride Month display has been reduced to a single flier, following a campaign…

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‘Ex-Gay’ Group Stages Rally at Texas University, and Almost No One Shows Up

By John Wright An “ex-gay” group called Broken Walls Ministries staged a rally at Texas A&M International University in Laredo on…

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OutSmart Just Got a Shout Out on NBC Nightly News

On Sunday night, NBC Nightly News aired a segment on the record number of LGBTQ candidates in Texas in 2018.

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Editor’s Note: OutSmart’s June 2018 Issue is Our Largest in History

We’d like to think it is also one of our best.

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Your Complete Guide to Houston Pride 2018

Full calendar of Pride-related events in and around Houston.

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